N. cantabricus flos.

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:01:42 PST
I grow most of the forms Jane McGary has offered in her annual surplus bulb
distributions since 2005. They are grown in the protected cold frame and
have for the most part given no trouble. Bloom time seems to be very erratic
as does height of the flowering scapes: sometimes they bloom only an inch or
two over the ground, sometimes higher. They are bone dry during the summer
and bake in the sun for months. So far I have not given them their first
watering of the season until well into November. 

I did lose Narcissus assoanus this summer: I was unsure just how dry it
should be during the summer, so I stored it in a plastic bag with a tiny bit
of barely moist soil. It promptly rotted!

Here’s a little challenge for you: who else knows the connection between
Narcissus assoanus and the petunia relatives grown as Million Bells,

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, 39.03871º North, 77.09829º West, USDA zone
7, where Iris unguicularis has been blooming for two weeks. 
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